Quotation Explorer - 'Expecting'

Too many people miss the silver lining because they're expecting gold.
See first, think later, then test. But always see first. Otherwise you will only see what you were expecting. Most scientists forget that. - Douglas Adams
Do--what should be done--without expecting anything in return. - Debasish Mridha M.D.
When you give away everything without expecting anything in return, only then will everything belong to you. - Debasish Mridha
Love has nothing to do with what you are expecting to get, it's what you are expected to give -- which is everything - Unknown
One day is not enough to green our earth. Planting caring and love is also expecting our earth from us. Do it, It will heal not only the land but also your body and mind. - Karthikeyan V
Love is about dreams, don't go to sleep expecting them, make them a reality. - Dixie Waters
If we’re missing life it’s probably because we’re expecting it to reveal itself to us, rather than realizing that life is revealed by us looking for it. - Craig D. Lounsbrough
If true acts of worship must be sincere without expecting anything, it should not need to be able to offer the promise of anything - Handi Priyono
It's all a matter of paying attention, being awake in the present moment, and not expecting a huge payoff. The magic in this world seems to work in whispers and small kindnesses. - Charles de Lint
manic depression is the result of the sum of repetitiveness in life and expecting a different result. - Pieter Swaenepoel
Love yourself and others without expecting any return. - Debasish Mridha
Love is the giving from the heartWithout expecting any return.Love is the sharing the beauty of lifeWithout expecting any charm or joyLove is the caring with kindnessWithout knowing caring is the joy. - Debasish Mridha
Holding onto anger is like drinking poison and expecting the other person to die. - Anonymous
Insanity is starting over a million times, expecting to feel the spark you never did the first time. - Shannon L. Alder
Are you following Christ's ambitions for your life or expecting Him to help you reach yours? - Stephen Davey
I am surprised how difficult for people is to say "I love you". They only say the three magic words when they are sure they will hear "I love you too" back. C'mon! Spread the energy of love without expecting anything! Cowards are incapable of expressing love; it is the prerogative of the brave - Paulo Coelho
Love has nothing to do with what you are expecting to get - only with what you are expecting to give - which is everything. - Katherine Hepburn
I had lived my life before in accordance with the poverty and itinerancy of my childhood, sliding in and out of other people’s leases, never expecting to stay very long and tolerating circumstances that strike me now as completely absurd. - Kathleen Alcott
Help without expecting a direct or immediate payback. You will get rewarded. - Auliq-Ice
God will bring you a gift. However, it is up to you to stop shaking the same box and expecting something wonderful will fall out of it again. After a while, you are going to break that box and it won't remind you of that moment when it meant everything to you. - Shannon L. Alder
Keep on going and the chances are that you will stumble onto something, perhaps when you are least expecting it. I have never heard of anyone stumbling onto something sitting down. - Charles F. Kettering
She glanced at Jem expecting to see him blinking in surprise or hurt, but he was only smiling a little as if Will were a kitten that had tried to bite him. - Cassandra Clare
Insanity: doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results. - Albert Einstein
Living on earth and expecting to be surrounded by angels?Sure recipe for a heartache! - Asma Naqi
The specialty in all life is expecting the exception, while ignorant of real acceptance, until unexpectedly you re-witness your own ignorance to 'be' the cause that awakens others. One does not do this yesterday, or today. You do this with expressing honesty everyday. - James Emlund
Human beings are born into this little span of life of which the best thing is its friendships and intimacies and yet they leave their friendships and intimacies with no cultivation, to grow as they will by the roadside, expecting them to "keep" by force of mere inertia. - William James
...wanting soul life without the dark, warming intelligence of personal doubt is like expecting an egg without the brooding heat of the mother hen. - David Whyte
I pray for the ability to love you without expecting any return. - Debasish Mridha
Create a wisdom and share it with others; in return, don’t wait for anything, not even a simple thanks, because expecting something in return does not belong to the wisdom! - Mehmet Murat ildan
The problem is not that there are problems. The problem is expecting otherwise and thinking that having problems is a problem.
If insanity is defined as doing the same thing over and over and expecting different results - then success is insanity squared!(2012 SCBWI New Member Conference; Richmond, VA) - Brian Rock
Always be a seeker. Always be a giver without expecting anything in return. Remember that true joy is in the journey not the destination. - Debasish Mridha
Benedict sets up a community, a family. And families, the honest among us will admit, are risky places to be if perfection is what you are expecting in life. - Joan D. Chittister
Verbing Weirds Language only if you're expecting it to work in a simple way. This is a special case of the more general truth that Language Weirds. - John Lawler
One of the happiest moments of life is when you learn to love without expecting any return. - Debasish Mridha
And once a boy has suffered rejection, he will find rejection even where it does not exist-or, worse, will draw it forth from people simply by expecting it. - John Steinbeck
being honest to the people around you is the best thing you ever do to them,but expecting the same from them is the worst thing you ever do to yourself - Anonymous
Love has nothing to do with what you are expecting to get--only with what you are expecting to give--which is everything. - Katharine Hepburn
They throw their stones at you not expecting that you would catch them with a smile. But a wise soul knows that what life throws at you today, is only preparing you for a stronger tomorrow. After all, you can't build a castle without first laying down its foundations... - Seja Majeed
Inspire others without expecting anything in return. True joy is in giving. - Debasish Mridha
Benedict sets up a community, a family. And families, the honest among us will admit, are risky places to be if perfection is what y ou are expecting in life. - Joan D. Chittister
True beauty radiates not from outer cosmetics, but from the simple joy of making a difference for those that need your voice, passion, and time without expecting or wanting anything in return... - Deborah Barnes
Good fortune often occurs when you stop expecting life to present opportunities to you and you start presenting opportunities to life. - Rasheed Ogunlaru
Life gets easier when you stop caring and expecting things to get better! - Nehali Lalwani
The day you STOP expecting people to have the same compassion as you do,love like you & act like you would in a situation...Will be the day that will people stop letting you down. - Stuart J. Scesney
When poverty declines, the need for government declines, which is why expecting government to solve poverty is like expecting a tobacco company to mount an aggressive anti-smoking campaign. - Stefan Molyneux
Give yourself without expecting any return. - Debasish Mridha
Some say that "there is no such thing as free lunch". And, I ask, why not? The joy of giving without expecting anything in return from a particular source is simply magic. - Ana Ortega
I go to movies expecting to have a whole experience. If I want a movie that doesn't end, I'll go to a French movie. A movie has to be complete within itself; it can't just build off the first one or play variations. - Joss Whedon
It is better to love than expecting love. - Debasish Mridha
I wanted her love she wanted mine. In the quest of expecting anddisappointing.The almost perfect relationship died. - shivangi lavaniya
Always give away your pure love without expecting any love in return. The universe will fill your heart with an abundance of love, joy and happiness again and again. - Debasish Mridha
You’re forgetting… we never get in trouble in that class. Remember I gave Mr. Hendry that lap dance last year. I’m thinking he’s expecting one this year as well. - Carol - Matthew Leeth
Am I as spontaneously kind to God as I used to be, or am I only expecting God to be kind to me? Am I full of the little things that cheer His heart over me, or am I whimpering because things are going hardly with me? There is no joy in the soul that has forgotten what God prizes. - Oswald Chambers
I expect nothing of man, and disown the race. The only folly is expecting what is never attained; man is most contemptible when compared with his own pretensions. It is better to laugh at man from outside the universe, than to weep for him within. - H.P. Lovecraft
If you go through life expecting nothing chances are you'll be content most of the time. - Mark W. Boyer
Don’t settle for helping those who will help you in return or doing a good deed for others to see. Help others without expecting anything back. Even if nobody else cares, God will notice. - Dillon Burroughs
Every now and then I have to take a backward step in giving in. Not because of expecting something in return. But because I want to see how far God has changed me from what I used to be. I guess this is the only pain of humility! To offer your own heartbeat every single day! - Carvic Valdellon
Your lack of commitment to being different is what kills you. It is the insanity of doing the same thing every time and expecting a different result that wastes your time. - Shannon L. Alder
Be good to those who are good,and just to those who are not;this is true wisdom.Do good unto others,not expecting them to do good unto you. - Matshona Dhliwayo
To be brave is to love someone unconditionally, without expecting anything in return. To just give. That takes courage, because we don't want to fall on our faces or leave ourselves open to hurt. - Madonna
Do you know that pain of leaving when you look back expecting to see a face waving goodbye at you but all you see is a dark abandoned corner?There won't be any reason to return then.All you can do is look ahead and not to stumble and fall on the pit ahead waiting for you. - Sanhita Baruah
Never love someone with expecting return. Love is love's reward. - Debasish Mridha
Since I will never know what the future holds, I choose to live my life expecting great things - Meena Sarine
Love is likely when you appreciate someone in every moments of your heartbeat and expecting nothing in return. nothing at all. - Ankur Bhardwaj
If you are in difficulties with a book, try the element of surprise: attack it at an hour when it isn't expecting it. - H.G. Wells
If you are expecting something in return for your love, you are not loving truly. - Debasish Mridha
This is the key to life: To expect everything to be given to you from above, yet to be genuinely surprised and forever grateful, when they are. Expecting all good things to be yours, while not knowing how to take anything for granted. If there may be a key in life, this is the key. - C. JoyBell C.
Stop expecting the world to affirm you as a person. Half of the world will like you and the other half will hate you, despite what you say or do. Christ knew this truth, but he did his life mission anyways. - Shannon L. Alder
Every day, do one thing to help someone without expecting anything in return. - Debasish Mridha
An employee made a mistake that cost the company $10 million, he walked into the office of Tom Watson, the C.E.O., expecting to get fired. Fire you? Mr. Watson asked. I just spent $10 million educating you. - Adam Grant
Love has nothing to do with what you are expecting to get only with what you are expecting to give which is everything. - Kate Hepburn
Chasing a man is not winning. The only thing you win is the loss of your dignity. Confidence is knowing your value, instead of expecting a man’s love to provide you with value. - Shannon L. Alder
Intelligence is not expecting people to understand what your intent is; it is anticipating how it will be perceived. - Shannon L. Alder
Keep on going and the chances are you will stumble on something, perhaps when you are least expecting it. I have never heard of anyone stumbling on something sitting down. - Charles F. Kettering
When you Love.. you Expect.. Once u start Expecting.. u have Hope.. Hopes in return makes you to put Trust.. and Trust makes u prone to Betrayal.. and whn u r Betrayed.. Hell falls over U...!!! - Abhijeet Sawant
Insanity is everyone expecting you not to fall apart when you find out everything you believed in was a lie. - Shannon L. Alder
I don't do drugs. If I want a rush I just stand up when I'm not expecting it. - Dylan Moran
why do people pour water on concrete expecting something to grow from it" AP - Alexis Pettway
The price we have paid for expecting to be so much more than our ancestors is a perpetual anxiety that we are far from being all we might be. - Alain de Botton
Believe me, I know a lot about harm's way. It turns sharp left off the road to Shitsville when you're least expecting it. - Philip Kerr
Insanity is doing the same thing, over and over again, but expecting different results. - Narcotics Anonymous
Agent Smith, a lady is never late, everyone is simply early. I said back, paraphrasing something I saw on a 20/20 special. Well, a lady isn’t exactly what they are expecting. - Rumi Antoinette
When expecting from your dear ones is a mistake, telling them not to expect is a blunder! - Aanu
A sacrifice is not about expecting God to break the bond you have with another person. You make the sacrifice on your own because God is more important than the bond. - Shannon L. Alder
This is the setting out.The leaving of everything behind.Leaving the social milieu. The preconceptions.The definitions. The language. The narrowed field of vision. The expectations.No longer expecting relationships, memories, words, or letters to mean what they used to mean. To be, in a word: Open. - —Rabbi Lawrence Kushner
That's the key to having it all: stop expecting it to look like what you thought it was going to look like. - Cindy Chupack
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